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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: AMBIcon 2013 Update
« on: May 14, 2013, 11:45:28 PM »
Glad you liked it.  :)

I just saw the next video is up, Jeff Pearce live in concert, here you go.

AMBIcon 2013: Jeff Pearce Concert (Raw Video)

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: AMBIcon 2013 Update
« on: May 14, 2013, 01:35:56 PM »
If anyone missed AMBIcon in person or via the live feed, the first of the videos from AMBIcon is now up on youtube. First up is the Artist Panel discussion before the concerts began on Saturday.

AMBIcon 2013: Musicians' Panel Discussion (Raw VIdeo)

I understand they will be released in order they occurred so next up will be Jeff Pearce's concert which was very good.  :)

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: AMBIcon 2013 Update
« on: May 07, 2013, 01:34:06 PM »
Forrest, I can't believe we were at the same event again and didn't manage to run into each other. I even asked Robert and others if they had seen you around. I should have known Jeff Pearce was holding out on me.  ;D

Yes everyone played amazingly well, at the top of each of their games. Just an amazing series of concerts. And the after parties were fun too! It was great meeting so many wonderful people. Oh and I knew of the Russian composer Sven Grünberg decades ago, I bought a couple of his albums back in the 1980s, so I hope that counts for something.  ;) I have to say Anton is a very nice guy, it was a great pleasure meeting him.

Biggest surprise to me was meeting Archie Paterson of Eurock whom I bought many great albums from over the years, including those Sven Grünberg LPs. And who was he with when I meet him? Another artist who's recordings I had bought from him years ago, Michel Huygen of Neuronium who just sold his house the week before and decided at the last minute to treat himself to Ambicon. He told some wonderful stories of Vangelis and Klaus Schulze from back in the day at the little party Robert Rich had in his hotel room Saturday night. More later.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Korg MS20 remake
« on: March 28, 2013, 10:06:49 AM »
Interesting articles.  Though the MS-20 is a neat machine, I wouldn't have thought there would be a demand for a monophonic synth these days, especially when polyphony seems to be almost a given with software synths.  I remember trying out an unusual Korg in the late 70s that was both polyphonic and microtonal. 

That must have been a PS3100 or 3300. Nice big analog  semi modular poly synth. They had a great sound but were a bit of a nightmare to keep going, as with most of the early poly synths like the polymoog they basically had one synth per key on the keyboard which was why you could tune them to different scales. The moog modular system they had at San Diego State had  a rare tuning module for its keyboard with a tuning knob per key, so you could do the same thing but it was monophonic.

There are lots of mono analog synths out now, Moog has several, Tom Oberheim has brought back his SEM module, lots of small companies making them as well, and of course most modular synths are all monophonic. Polyphony is not the most important thing, I think the sound is and these hardware analog synths deliver it better then most of the software emulations.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Is Analog the future for hardware synths?
« on: February 15, 2013, 04:22:09 PM »
I'm not sure what "hardcore addition" means , but the film looks interesting.

I believe its a lot longer then the normal version will be. It says four hours long over 2 DVDs. Looks interesting but I have to admit that I am disappointed that no one from our little circle of music was interviewed for this documentary. And some people I suspect are only on the doc because they are popular. Like deadmau5, there is a really funny video of him floating around where he confuses a filter with a vco.  ;D

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Is Analog the future for hardware synths?
« on: February 12, 2013, 11:10:28 AM »

Actually I believe the Buchla 200e has memory.

The 200e does have memory but you still have to repatch everything, it only remembers the settings for each module. I started learning the art of synthesist first on a Moog modular and then on an old Buchla 100 system. I try to take a sort of zen approach to modulars, a patch is here one day and gone the next. You can literally start with a clean slate at any time.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: AMBIcon 2013 Update
« on: January 21, 2013, 09:58:27 PM »
For years I have been envious of many EM Festival over in Continental Europe, now its your turn.  ;D

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Spotify - your experiences ?
« on: January 17, 2013, 11:29:23 AM »
I have the free version so after listening to one or two songs I get commercials so I tend to just turn it off. Actually I haven't even bothered to turn it on for months now. As an artist I have never gotten a single cent from them which is understandable for many reason, but mostly because it is so skewed away from artists making any money that hardly anyone does. You have to have millions of plays just to make $1000.

Good job Julio, really enjoying this release.  :)

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Loren Nerell news
« on: December 22, 2012, 03:26:05 PM »
FYI, Slow Dream is now up over at bandcamp. You can listen to the entire album for free, or download it in higher quality formats such as FLAC, ALAC or even mp3. You will find it here:

I hope you enjoy it.  :)

What about a modern portable music player?  I hate MP3's as much as the next guy, but I use my Ipod at work and for late night listening when I can't sleep, as much as I don't like the sound quality, I find the convenience of having my entire CD collection at my finger tips at all times is worth it.

Of course you could rip your CDs in iTunes using Apple's Lossless format if you want CD quality in your ipod, that's what I do now. The files are larger but I feel it is worth it for the better quality.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: How to delivery music? CDR vs FLAC download
« on: December 13, 2012, 01:55:28 PM »
I've been thinking about this a bit too. My conclusion without a lot of research is I would probably end up using bandcamp for distribution of FLAC and other downloadable files, I wouldn't bother with my own dedicated site or using something like dropbox for distribution.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Northwest Passage Mixtape
« on: December 07, 2012, 03:09:02 PM »
Just a few off the top of my head:

Tuu - The Frozen Lands
Biosphere ‎– Substrata
Vangelis ‎– Antarctica 

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: RIP Pete Namlook
« on: November 16, 2012, 11:48:48 AM »
Very shocked to hear this to say the least, especially since it appears we are almost the exact same age.  :o That kind of brings it home.  :(

I enjoyed some of his music as well as other artists he released on his various labels over the years, he brought a lot to the ambient table. I never talked with him so I can't say that I really knew him, but I always felt we were kindred spirits and he was always on my short list of people I would like to meet in this genre.  He will be missed.

I don't think iTunes releases FLAC (even their own flavor of it) or high bit-rate mp3 files. As far as why Steve releases albums on iTunes, people demanded it. I'm sure if enough people demanded he release his albums on wire recorder format he would.  ;D

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: HOS news. . . .ambicon 2013
« on: October 25, 2012, 12:06:20 PM »
Taken from your linke:

"We'll also have interviews and Q&A sessions, along with special low room rates and shuttle service for conference attendees."

So I would say no it doesn't, you just get a discount.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Speed of light ?
« on: October 16, 2012, 10:34:02 AM »
;D  So, he's younger now than when he jumped?   ;)  Gotta say, that guy's got some serious balls.

Thanks for that, I now have my next album title:  "Balls At the Speed of Light."  ;D

Reminds me of the Sony PCM-F1 machines which used video tape for recording digital audio like this:

We have these at work just for playing back old concerts from the 1980s, I also mixed my first album (Point of Arrival) on the Nakamichi version back in the mid 1980s. State of the art digital recording at the time until DATs took over.

Seren, Loren: the question was rather to ask for your OWN music (in terms of own productions), nevertheless I love the Gamelan stuff (as well as the influence in your albums, Loren)

I should have pointed out back when this topic was new that I am in all of those videos as a performer so I think it fit the topic at the time.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Director Tony Scott Suicide
« on: October 09, 2012, 09:27:30 AM »
WTF?? What's UP with the sarcasm?  I was simply asking a question.  I didn't hear about it until last week.  Now I'm gonna go start a bonfire and throw my Nerell and RM albums into it.  :P

I swear jkn forced me into it, he's to blame.  ;D

Hey I was just saying I did but I haven't heard anything new since it happened, is there any more news? 

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